Entry-Level Director of Operations Salary

An Entry-Level Director of Operations earns an average salary of $64,542 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Leadership and Strategic Project Management.

$38,877 - $103,890
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$100K
MEDIAN: $64,542
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$12.13 - $30.96
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MEDIAN: $18.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,877 - $103,890  
   
Bonus
$147.20 - $19,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,653  
Commission
$2,051 - $36,525  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,241 - $111,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $30.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$12.23 - $41.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$147.20 - $19,899  
   
Commission
$2,051 - $36,525  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,653  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,241 - $111,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 248

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National Average: $64,473

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Director of Operations Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Operations in Los Angeles:
"The level of stress involved."
I work as the qualifying Customs License holder in the Los Angeles branch for an international Freight Forwarder based in Paris, France, owned by the French Railroad. Fully understand the expectations of your role as an operations manager, and speak up for yourself when, or if, your contribution and value to the operation is overlooked.

Director of Operations in Boston:
"Don't wait, learn it yourself!"
So often, people are overloaded with tasks and responsibilities. Rather than waiting for someone to teach you something you need to know or do it for you, reach out and learn how to do it yourself. You will greatly increase your global understanding of your role and how you fit in with the company, and your worth as an employee will increase dramatically.

Director of Operations in Saginaw:
"Responsibilities."
Know exactly their expectations and career paths, promotions to be able to grow within the company, raises.

Director of Operations in New York:
"Politics."
As a new employee, watch and learn the politics of the organization. Get as much training in managing budgets as possible.

Director of Operations in Pompano Beach:
Show up early, leave late. Always dress for the job you want not the job you have. Always be prepared.

Director of Operations in Oklahoma City:
"Turnover is high."
Set your boundaries in the beginning. Get a contract with salary increases and timing.

Director of Operations in Boston:
"Collateral."
Starting from day one, you should be working on building up your collateral with your peers - you can't get anything done without collaboration and others contributing to your cause, while you contribute to theirs.

Key Stats for Director of Operations

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 442 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
29%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Director of Operations Salaries

Leadership
▲17%

Strategic Project Management
▲16%

People Management
▲7%

Strategic Planning
▲7%

Financial Analysis
▲7%


Project Management
▲4%

National Average
$64,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%

Organizational Development
▼3%

Human Resources
▼5%

Team Leadership
▼8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼9%

Budget Management
▼13%

Inventory Management
▼13%

Logistics
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 442 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 28%